Intracranial infection caused by spreading through the fossa naviclaris magna - A case report and review of the literature

Nili Segal, Ehab Atamne, Ilan Shelef, Shorer Zamir, Daniel Landau

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Abstract

Fossa navicularis magna is a congenital anomaly representing persistent dehiscence of the basiocciput. This tract from the nasopharynx to the brain is common and carries a potential risk for infection. Nevertheless reports on such dissemination are very rare. We present a child with brain infection via a fossa navicularis magna, the first description to our knowledge, and review the literature on this anomaly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1919-1921
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Volume77
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Child
  • Clivus
  • Fossa navicularis
  • Intracranial infection

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